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Barbara H. Fried

Barbara H. Fried, William W. and Gertrude H. Saunders Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, is author of The Progressive Assault on Laissez Faire: Robert Hale and the First Law and Economics Movement. She is also a member of the board of the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University.


The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It's time to move past blame.

Barbara H. Fried

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What we need is not less empathy but more rationality.
Barbara H. Fried
I am grateful for the thoughtful responses to my essay. I will focus my reply on three serious disagreements. But before getting to those issues, I want to respond briefly to a...
Barbara H. Fried
I applaud Mike Konczal’s effort to show that the plight of homeowners in the wake of the housing meltdown is largely due to factors beyond their control. If such efforts succeed in...
Barbara H. Fried

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